James Degale is set to take on WBC super-middleweight champions Badou Jack in unification bout where WBC and IBF super-middleweight titles will be on the lineup this saturday, 14th Janaury 2017. The fight will take place at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn in New York and the official weigh-in takes place on Friday night. Its all setup for a big fight where winner can become undisputed champion in the division winning two major belts.
Degale vs Badou Jack Fight Live: The coverage for Badou Jack vs James Degale gets underway on Saturday night, 14th January 2017 at around 09:30 p.m ET on Showtime regular channels (non-ppv). There is another co-featured event between Jose Pedraza vs Gervonta Davis where IBF super-featherweight title is on the line. If you are located in the UK, you can watch the fight live on SkySports 1 coverage starting at around 02:00 am on the early hours of Sunday morning.
Both fighters come with almost identical records but Degale has slight age advantage over Badou Jack who has take his career to next level in last couple of years. Since his defeat against Derek Edwards back early 2014, Badou Jack has won 4 of the last 5 fights. His most recent outing was against Lucian Bute and with the draw he was managed to hang on to his WBC belt.
James Degale on the other hand has turned a corner in his career after that George Groves defeat back in 2011 and he is on a 13 fight winning streak including couple of quality fights against Andre Dirrel and Lucian Bute. Degale is hoping to unify the division and setup domestic fights against the likes of Callum Smith or George Groves late in the year. But before that he has to get past a very talented Badou Jack who is not promoted by Floyd Mayweather.